MUFA Statement in support of LUFA
The members of the McMaster University Faculty Association join with our colleagues across the country to express solidarity with our colleagues at Laurentian University. We are deeply concerned by the decisions that have been made in recent months by the administration of Laurentian, the invocation of the CCAA in response to financial crisis of a public institution, and the massive changes in academic programming, elimination of entire departments, and dismissal of over 100 faculty members, without collegial governance processes engaged in this decision-making. We call on the provincial government to provide funds to Laurentian University to remove it from its current insolvency, restore government funding to all Ontario universities in line with national norms, and ensure that appropriate governance and accountability processes are restored at Laurentian.
Approved at the MUFA Annual General Meeting April 28, 2021